Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War

Book - 2012
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This narrative history of China's nineteenth-century Taiping Rebellion (which cost some twenty million lives) brims with unforgettable characters and vivid re-creations of massive and sometimes gruesome battles--a riveting, both sweeping and intimate portrait of the largest civil war in history.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xxviii, 470 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780307271730
Branch Call Number: 951.034 Pla


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Nov 25, 2014

Superb book!
Doesn't just tell you "What happened"; shows you what the forces were at work in China at the time, AND globally. One of the most wholistic books of history I've ever read, and written in a very exciting, page-turner way.

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